U.S. officials said the main air defense system at the coalition base was “not fully operational” at the time of Thursday’s attack, which killed a U.S. contractor and wounded six other Americans. The U.S. launched retaliatory airstrikes on militant sites linked to Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps after a suspected Iranian drone hit a coalition military base, officials said. WASHINGTON — The conflict in northeast Syria escalated on Friday as Iran-backed militias launched a volley of rocket and drone attacks against coalition bases after American reprisals for a drone attack that killed a U.S. contractor and injured six other […]

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